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For elite athletes, a proper speed training program should improve the skills and attributes associated with running—proper mechanics, sprinting technique, top-end speed, acceleration, agility, multidirectional movement and speed endurance—as well as for events such as the 40-Yard Dash. Find the information you need to improve every aspect of your speed, including advice on workouts, exercises and drills from the nation's top coaches and elite athletes.

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How to Supercharge Your Speed With Resistance Bands

Super Charge your SPEED Training with Banded Resistance Key Points Bands provide resistance throughout the full range of motion Training through...

By: PJ Nestler

The Optimal Warm-Up for Sprinting and Speed Drills

When it comes to sprinting fast, having a focused speed training warmup that activates the proper muscles and grooves the correct motor patterns is...

By: Joel Smith

Learn to Sprint Faster With Variable Bounding

When it comes to improving explosive sprint and posterior chain power, bounding is one of the top movements on the list of training options. The only...

By: Joel Smith

Fix 3 Common Acceleration Mistakes to Get Faster

Sport speed is all about being able to accelerate as quickly as possible, the first few steps an athlete takes will often dictate whether or not they...

By: Joel Smith

The 5 Muscles Athletes Neglect and How to Train Them

The human body is a thing of wonder. When everything works in harmony, it's like an orchestra in which each player knows his or her part. But when ...

By: Brandon Hall

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NYC Marathon 2016: Behind the Scenes at the Finish Line

Get an exclusive look at the area in Central Park where 50,000 runners completed their 26.2-mile journey. Meet some spectators along the way!

Track GPS, Heart Rate and More With the Polar M600 Sports Watch

Get to know the many features of Polar's M600 watch and learn how athletes incorporate the watch into their daily fitness routines.

MARATHON BASICS: Speed Training Techniques You Need

Get a primer on how you can use Intervals, Tempo Runs and other techniques to improve your top-end speed while training to run 26.2 miles.

MARATHON BASICS: How to Conquer the Long Run

Few things are more intimidating than a training plan that says you have to run 18 or 20 miles this Sunday. But fear not. Follow these guidelines and you'll be able to safely go the distance (and then some).

MARATHON BASICS: 6 Things to Know About Race Day

What you should (and shouldn't) do on the morning of your big event.